This new ignition system uses inductive-discharge to strike the arc and, together with transformer action, sustains the arc from a single coil for any duration. Its principal features are: (1) programable arc duration, (2) high arc current for full arc period, (3) fast voltage rise, (4) low average battery current drain, (5) no intermediate power supply, and (6) since it uses inductive storage, it can be integrated into present electronic systems if the need is proven. Limited test results are presented to show the effect of arc duration on engine operation. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • JOHNSON, R W
    • Neuman, J G
    • Agarwol, P D
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099216
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750348
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM